"We are new into your thing. We have never been there before; we never wanted to go before until some one of your people, Bill Bunge, whether you want him or not, was telling us about geography and what it could do for us. He showed that geography could be meaningful and it could be useful to our thing. We did not believe him. Then he brought out maps and we still did not believe him. 'What in the hell is a mountain doing in Detroit?' That is what we thought about it, all those funny little things geographers do.
Out of all the stuff they were saying to us, we wondered how we could take a little bit out of all that 'bull' and make it useful."
- Gwendolyn Warren, Remarks at the Conference on the Geography of the Future, Bayfield, Ontario, October 18, 1970, as cited in Field Notes III